Originally Posted by vinmontRD
I'm really intrigued. If I can blend this all in smoothly and transparently, it will pretty much function as a 1-person Exchange server. Wasn't that projects like Funambol were trying to accomplish? I didn't realize it had actually been pulled together yet.
More or less, yeah - before they were Funambol they were Sync4J - the "first java syncml server" and all that jazz. Many others have done it though, SyncML is an (open?) standard that anyone can write the server to be compliant with, it just takes a bunch of smart engineers to start banging on the keyboard.
Mobical offers it to us for free; they make their money by selling/implementing their tech for carriers. As a service provider I've always like using them, it's been a number of years now and apart from minor bugs here and there the service is always up when I need it and hasn't lost any of my data. I've used a number of devices with it (Nokias, Motos, Samsung, whatever) and haven't been disappointed. My $0.02 of course.
I like the idea of having my calendar, contacts and to do's sync OTA along with email! Must explore!
The Nexthaus SyncJe/BB client is currently lacking Memos support, but Tasks work just fine. The support team keeps telling me a release with Memos will be any day now, but it's still not out. :( I store my Memos as Tasks until then, it's a hack but it works.
I've done a few cool things with it - for instance every year I take the SJ Sharks (hockey) schedule and write a script to make it into a iCal/vCal import file. Import it to my Mobical, then sync to my device - boom, all the games on my calendar.
My biggest flaw right now is that GMail/Google doesn't offer a SyncML interface to the contacts. I basically keep two copies of my contacts - one on Mobical/device and one on GMail web interface - it's a big pain in the butt, but what can ya do? I'm not about to pay for a Goosync Premium account...